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Earl's Canoe : A Traditional Ojibwe Craft

by Tom Vennum with Charles Weber, assisted by Earl Nyholm ; produced for the Smithsonian Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies.
CALL # E98.B6 E22 1999.
PUBLISHER: Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, c1999.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (27 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Follows the entire construction of a traditional Ojibwe birchbark canoe from choosing the tree on sacred Madeleine Island to the launching of the finished craft. Master craftsman Earl Nyholm and his helpers comment throughout, stressing the respect due to the materials, the venue, and the process.

1990 Ec/vpat Convoy

A Cooday/Thurston Production ; Jesse Cooday and Steve Thurston, producers.
CALL # E90.T2 A15 1993.
PUBLISHER: [S.l.] : Cooday/Thurston Productions, c1993.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (28 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: In July of 1990, a convoy of vehicles carrying food and humanitarian aid left New York for the Four Corners area, to the Dine and Hopi country where the people are facing forced relocation. The convoy, sponsored by Veterans Peace Action Teams and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, was joined by other vehicles along the way and eventually met a West Coast convoy in Arizona. This is their story.

Emergence: A Creation Myth Derived from Navajo Chants

A film by Barbara Wilk.
CALL # E99.N3 E55 1981.
PUBLISHER: Boulder, Colo. : Centre Communications, 1981.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (15 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: An animated version of a Navajo Indian origin myth which shows, through characters from sand and cave paintings, a mythical voyage through three underworlds that emerges to this, the fourth world.

The Exiles

Written, produced and directed by Kent Mackenzie.
CALL # E-7044.
PUBLISHER: [United States] : a Mackenzie Production ; [New York] : Contemporary Films/McGraw-Hill Films, c1961.
DESCRIPTION: 3 film reels (73 min.) ; 16 mm.
SUMMARY: A dispairing view of the social dislocation that plagues American Indians in the midst of a large city. The film follows the exploits of some Indians who live in the run-down Bunker Hill section of Los Angeles. Taking place over a twelve-hour period, the film shows how the women shop, cook and stay at home, while the men spend their nights getting into fights, gambling, and drinking at skid row bars. Much of the dialogue is improvised and taken from the participants' own experiences.

Eyanopopi: The Heart of the Sioux

CALL # PN1997.5 .E92 1988.
PUBLISHER: [S.l.] : Centre Communications ; Irwindale, Calif. : distributed by Barr Films, [1988]
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (VHS) (28.53 mins.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Details the historical and religious significance of the South Dakota Black Hills to the Sioux nation.

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